Former French International Pascal Chimbonda is expected to sign for Carlisle United.
Sports correspondent Simon O'Rourke on Carlisle's sacked manager - a survivor who did his best until it wasn't good enough.
As Scotland and England prepare to play for the first time in 14 years, here is a look back at their special rivalry dating back to 1872.
Manager Graham Kavanagh had said that he wanted a tie against a Premier League club, and he has got one. Carlisle United and their supporters will make the short trip into the North East to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland between the 3-6 January
James Berrett put Carlisle United on their way into the third round with this fabulous right footed strike.
Premier League and Championship clubs go into the hat for the third round draw of the FA Cup which will be made shortly after 4pm. A win in this round would be worth at least £67,000 to the Cumbrians.
The Cumbrians progressed yesterday after two goals from Lee Miller and another from James Berrett were enough to see them past fellow League One side Brentford.
Stranraer captain Frank McKeown, a firefighter, was on duty at the helicopter crash in Glasgow overnight until 8am, but still managed to turn out for his club in the Scottish cup at Clyde. His team managed a 1-1 draw.
Carlisle United have today completed the signing of Liverpool midfielder Craig Roddan on a one-month youth loan agreement.
The agreement has been made with a view for a permanent move for the 20-year-old.
A win last night over Crewe means Carlisle United are starting to put some distance between themselves and the League One relegation zone.
The Blues scored twice just before half-time - the first coming from Dave Symington's 20 yard shot, with the help of a deflection.
Just moments later Matty Robson doubled the lead with this shot.
Crewe did get a consolation goal in the 90th minute - it ended Carlisle 2 Crewe 1.